Pests can literally eat up your profits when it comes to cover crops, which is why growers should find ways to mitigate pest pressure. Entomologist Scott Graham from Auburn University will discuss which pests growers should watch for in different types of cover crops and cash crops during the 2021 Fall National Cover Crop Summit.

In addition to soil health benefits such as slowing erosion, improving soil structure and providing fertility, choosing the right cover crop species and seeding that cover crop in the right place at the right time can reduce infestations by insects and nematodes. Cover crop systems can help minimize growers’ reliance on pesticides, resulting in lower inputs and more savings.

The 2021 Fall National Cover Crop Summit will be held on November 16-17. This free, 2-day virtual event will feature 7 sessions sharing ideas and tips from crop industry experts and growers who are experienced using covers to maximize economic and soil-health building benefits.

To provide attendees with an educational experience to fit their specific needs and schedule, there are two registration options for this event:

Standard access is free and provides attendees with access to each of the 7 fall summit on-demand video sessions for 2 DAYS ONLY, Nov. 16-17, 2021.

An all-access registration is available for $49 and gives attendees 12 months of access to all event presentations, access to an extensive library of presentations from past National Cover Crop Summits, plus a package of valuable attendee bonuses including 6 Cover Crop Management reports offering practical tips and ideas on a variety of critical cover crop topics. Registration and program details can be found here.

Title sponsors making the National Cover Crop Summit possible include Montag Mfg., Kelly Tillage System, MidWest Bio-Tech, Underground Agriculture, Progressive Ag Innovations and M&S Ag Solutions.